Saturday, September 19, 2009

Sporty Saturday Spotlight

This week the Pretty Tough Saturday Spotlight is shining bright on New Jersey MVP, Bailey Ferrara. Check out Bailey’s interview below where she shares her thoughts on teamwork, softball, drop stepping, and dancing. J

Name: Bailey Ferrara

Age: 13

Sport: softball

Hometown: Kingwood, NJ

High School/Middle School/College: Middle School

Number: 26

Position: mostly center field or right field

What’s your fave sport? Softball!!! <3

How many years have you been playing your fave sport?

I am going on my 5th year.

What was your fave sporty moment or memory?

My team was in a championship game and we were only winning by a couple of runs. This girl comes up and has a huge hit to right field (where I was playing). I ran over and sort of dove for the ball and caught it! Drop stepping really game in handy!

What was the biggest lesson you’ve learned from playing your sport?

That there definitely is no “I” in team, everyone has to work as one. If one person is playing selfishly than they could lose the game for you.

What lessons have you learned about work ethic from your sport?

That in whatever sport you play, you have a responsibility on the team. You have to show up for practice because if you don’t, you will not play in the game. The team needs everyone to make a perfect one.

What have you learned about teamwork?

Everyone has to work together and to the highest potential to make everyone play their best game!

How do you balance school and sports?

My mom says that if I do not finish my homework I cannot go to practice until it is done. I try to finish all of my homework in o.p. (opportunity period) on days that I have practice.

List some awards or accolades you’ve received.

I have won championship medals, M.V.P. medals, a world language certificate for Spanish, High Honor Roll, and Honor Roll.

Who’s your fave athlete, both male and female?

My favorite female athletes are…Jennie Finch, Caitlin Lowe, and Meghan Gibson. My favorite male athlete is Thurmon Munson.

What’s the girliest thing you like to do? (Pretty Tough signature question) J

I love to go shopping, do hair and make-up, and I love going to dances and dancing!

Thanks, Bailey! Great fave athlete choices and congrats on all the championships and medals. Sounds like there are plenty more to come.

Do you want to be spotlighted? Send me an email at kerimikulski(at)gmail(dot)com.

Happy Saturday!


Kelly said...

Great interview! Bailey is one well rounded sporty gal!

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Bailey really seems to have her head on straight in terms of teamwork! Yay, team!

Angela said...

Love the interview--great idea for your blog, interviewing young sports fans!

Alyssa Goodnight said...

Great interview! I like that: 'Opportunity Period'.

Keri Mikulski said...

Thanks, Kelly! She sure is. :)

Yup, Jen! She's got some great advice. :)

Thanks, Angela!

Thanks, Alyssa! Me too - I need one. :)

Carrie Harris said...

I love these spotlights! Go Bailey!

Keri Mikulski said...

Thanks, Carrie!! Go, Bailey! ;)